Immune Booster Soup Recipe

January 9th, 2008

Healing Soup Series 2 of 3: Immune Booster Soup Recipe

We all know that it can be difficult to keep ourselves in good health during the winter months and the added stress of the holidays never helps. And if you have kids, well then, forget it! If you are starting to feel a little under the weather or just looking for some form of natural insurance then try this next recipe in our Healing Soup Series (compliments of Yoga Journal ).

Immune Booster Soup Recipe

For total immune booster, make this soup with half of the total garlic you desire, and after cooking add remaining cloves with lemon juice in step 2.

Immune System Booster Ingredients

4 cups mushroom or chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
4-10 garlic cloves, to taste, crushed and chopped
1 carrot, grated
4-8 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced
1-3 tablespoons grated ginger, to taste
1 lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Making Immune Boosting Soup

1. Bring the broth, onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms and ginger to a slow boil.

2. Reduce the heat and simmer on low, covered, for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

3. Remove from heat; add the lemon juice and parsley. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Serve with crusty bread.

View the previous Healing Soup article and beet soup recipe

9 Responses to “Immune Booster Soup Recipe”

  1. Mike CheslarNo Gravatar Says:

    Sometimes the only way to kick that cold or flu is with anti biotic and they are a little pricey, a good alternative is a herbal remedy called Olive Leaf that you can purchase at Henrys Trader Joes etc…


  2. salaNo Gravatar Says:

    Step aside Chicken Soup! That salty canned go-to is history with this amazingly simple and delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing W.B!

  3. TazmiNo Gravatar Says:

    I must say, I love these frikin pictures you come up with :o) I don’t like mushrooms, so what would you suggest as some alternatives?

  4. Device0002No Gravatar Says:

    The old chicken broth remedy, whether it truly works or not, always makes me feel better. Since we’re learning more and more that the mind can trump matter, the ol’ chicken broth may be effective. Add a little cayenne pepper as well to clear up those nasal passages.

    Last year I was deathly ill, so much so that I had to leave work early for fear that my head was about to explode. I thought of the “sweat-it-out” method and decided to opt for the sauna at Pure Fitness.

    I sat in the sauna for as long as I could stand it, and until I looked like I just got out of the pool. I left immediately, deciding to forgo the shower, turned the heat in my car on high, and drove the 45 min commute back to my house where I finally took a shower.

    Considering how awful I felt that day, I was amazed at how this procedure kicked my flu’s butt. I felt perfect the next day. I will use this method again next time and will post the results. Hopefully not too soon though.

  5. SallyNo Gravatar Says:

    Has anyone actually had success with this immune booster soup recipe work?

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  8. AaronNo Gravatar Says:

    I saw this recipe in a health magazine that i misplaced, thanks so much for posting. I always use this soup. Thanks Again.

  9. Gretchen WilliamsNo Gravatar Says:

    Yes, simple and good. Do you have any other home remedies for the common cold to share?

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